Solicitors, Itinerant Merchants, Vendors, Peddlers and Canvassers

The City of Earlville regulates solicitors, itinerant merchants, vendors, peddlers and canvassers who operate within the corporate limits. 

 See the documents listed below for further information.

 No person shall engage in soliciting, peddling or canvassing from persons in a residence within this City or in a public place (except if such merchandise is for the sale to a business within the City of a merchandise necessary for the furtherance of the business or otherwise provided by law), without having been issued a valid permit by the Police Chief and/or Mayor. The permit shall be in the possession of the solicitor, itinerant merchant, vendor, peddler, or canvasser and shall be displayed immediately upon confronting any person fort he act thereof.

It is hereby declared to be unlawful and shall constitute a nuisance for any person, whether registered pursuant to this article or not, to engage in soliciting prior to nine o’clock (9:00) A.M. or after eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. Monday through Friday and after six o’clock (6:00) P.M. on Saturday or at any time on a Sunday or a state or national holiday, except at the prior invitation or request of the occupant.

It is hereby declared to be unlawful, and shall constitute a nuisance, for any person to go upon any premises and ring the doorbell upon or near any door, or create any sound in any other manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant thereof and engage or attempt to engage in the business of soliciting, peddling or canvassing, as herein defined, if not registered and in possession of a valid permit as required by this ordinance.

 It shall further, and is hereby declared to be, unlawful, and shall constitute a nuisance to engage in peddling or solicitation upon any premises or residence located thereon if such premises or residence is posted against solicitation or peddling by means of a notice, prominently displayed upon which is printed the legend:


                                              IN THE CITY OF EARLVILLE INVITED"


                                    "NO SOLICITORS, PEDDLERS OR CANVASSERS"